Dave’s Drought Tips

Save Water, Shower With A Friend

Along with using the buddy system, there are many ways that you can help save precious resources during the biggest drought in California history. Learn how to reduce water usage inside and outside of the home below!

Drought-TipsIn the Bathroom

  • Install low flow shower heads
  • Repair running toilets
  • Use a timer to keep your showers under five minutes
  • Shut off water when shaving

In the Kitchen

  • Repair leaking and dripping faucets
  • Scrape excess food scraps into the garbage, rather than the sink
  • Replace outdated appliances
  • Wait until you have a full load to start the dishwasher or washing machine

In The Garden

  • Sweep off your driveway rather than hose it down
  • Use mulch to reduce the water needed for plants
  • Adjust sprinkler timer to water during morning hours

Out Of The Home

  • Take the Dirty Car Pledge and vow to not wash your car for 60 days
  • Stop your server before they bring you water, unless you are planning on drinking it

Los Angeles Rebate Programs

To help save additional resources, Los Angeles is offering a series of rebate programs throughout many districts in the city. Take a look at how you get compensation for your water-saving actions!

Cash For Grass

In this rebate program, the city of Los Angeles is offering homeowners $1 per square foot of grass that is replaced with drought tolerant landscaping. See if you qualify to apply for this rebate by clicking below!


Indoor Rebates | SoCal Water $mart

By replacing your old toilets, faucets, and washers, you will be able to save up to 55% of precious resources. With this small change, you can make a big difference. Learn how you can get started here.


Outdoor Rebates | SoCal Water $mart

There are so many ways that you can save precious resources outside. Learn how you can be compensated for your water-saving efforts, including turf removal, irrigation control, rain barrels and more.


Dirty Car Pledge

Take the pledge to go dirty and not wash your car for 60 days! Spread the word while you’re driving with a “Go Dirty For The Drought” free sticker. Learn more about how you can help save resources below.